dvr-ms to divx to video DVD

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  1. JonLeach

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    HI all,

    i copied the "murder prevention series" off channel 5 a while back and want to ideally creat a single dvd of the 3 episodes, each one been approx just over 2 hours long, about 2 gig per episode in dvr-ms format. sonicencoder can only install one episode per dvd with compression enabled on a DVD5 disc, maybe i should get some dvd9 discs, theres a thought.

    now before i let my server try and spend 24 plus hours recoding the material i thought i would just ask if i rencode to divx (need to sort out how yet). i would then be able to have all three episodes on one DVD5 video disc.

    So to sum up.

    3 large drv-ms files to 3 smaller divx (or similar) files to one dvd-video.

    cheers

    Jon
     
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    As long as it is not copy protected with DRM you could use the DivX Converter. This is part of the DivX Create pack, link www.divx.com. You will need to purchase the MPEG2 add-on.
     
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  4. JonLeach

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    AFAIK it is only a problem with HDTV in Australia where they have an Dolby Digital AC3 soundtrack that isn't handled properly. As we have neither in the UK I think that it's OK.
     
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    Import the files to Nero Vision and author your movie that way, selecting DVD9 as output disc size, letting NV shrink it to fit.

    Save to a folder on the PC and then shrink to dvd5 using DVD Shrink. You could also try and shrink it in Nero Vision itself to dvd5, but I think DVD Shrink will do a better job.

    Messy, but it gets the job done.

    D.

    PS doesn't the word 'shrink' look funny the more you look at it................:eek:
     
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    tried crunchie last night and it was still going this morning the 2 episodes it had completed were only 100mb smaller than the original drv-ms files. i will try nero vision later today if i get chance.

    Edit they are about 200mb smaller.
    is this the norm or should i expect a smaller file size, i used the default 2 pass.

    Edit:
    RTFM , just trying again with the bitrate set to 1500 rather than 2500

    Jon
     
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    try using autogk its much easier and you can set there output size i used it to convert some tv episodes to xvids of 350mb very easy and quite quick

    then you could use winavi to convert them to dvd again winavi is very simple and fast
     
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    AFAIK AutoGK requires regular MPEG2 files as input so you will need to first extract from the DVR-MS files using a tool like DVRMSToolbox. It doesn't make much sense to convert to MPEG2 then convert to DivX then convert back to DVD compliant MPEG2 files to make the video DVD. You can just keep files as DivX & burn to DVD. Many DVD players especially the cheap ones are quite happy to play DivX. Alternatively after extracting the MPEG2 use a proper DVD authoring package like Nero, Sonic MyDVD or Ulead DVD Movie Factory & re-encode to a lower bit rate to fit onto DVD. The latter will result in lower quality video though.
     
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    You might aswell put it on VHS if you're gonna compress it up that much!

    Ignore me - I'm a bit of an old-fashioned purist.
     
  11. JonLeach

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    Ok,

    i have tried Nero and the picture is stunning, but that was one episode of invasion not a problem on a 4.3g disc

    For Nero to encode the 1 hour of dvd video 15mins tops but the sound is slightly out of sync
    For Sonicencoder same episope 1.5 hours!! no problems

    So there is a problem with audio,
    Nero requires a manual conversion to mpg.
    i have tried 3 different apps.

    dcut
    crunchie and not delete the converted file, then manualy importing the converted file into nero
    drv 2 wmv


    is there a fix for this or should i use a different app. i would like to use nero as it seems very quick to encode a dvd.

    Jon
     
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    Meecob says:

    Programs you'll need (what I used and it worked)

    * AutodvrmsConvert
    * DVD Movie Factory
    * Nero 7 or Lower should be fine
    * DVD Shrink

    1: Create a work folder on a large hard drive (eg F:test)

    2: Copy the large dvr-ms file to the F:test folder (I did a 9 gig file)

    3: Now, using Dvr-msconvertor, set the Source folder to f:test

    4: Set the destination folder to f: (or your favourite place)

    5: Click convert and a small bubble should appear on the bottom right saying conversion in progress - This should'nt take too long

    6: Once you've done this, the file will be ready for ad removal,cleanup and authoring

    7: Install and run "DVD Movie Factory 2"

    8: Select "DVD" from the main menu

    9: Import the video into DVDMF2 using the"add video" button

    10:Now, using the "extract video" button you can mark in and mark out the sections you don't need.

    11:Once you've done this you just about ready to create you VOB files

    12:Now keep clicking next until you come to the burning page.

    13:Don't select "burn straight to disk" this will not happen if the file is too large.

    14:Click "output" to render the VOB file to a folder instead - this will take an hour or so depending on the size of the original mpeg2 file.

    15:Now that the DVD files have been created you'll need to use DVD Shrink if the files are still too large.

    16: Once the DVD has been shrunk, use Nero or Shrink to burn it to DVD for the final result.

    If all instructions are followed carefully, you should have a working DVD in the end.

    Written and compiled by Meecob

    or check to site @ http://meecob.googlepages.com/
     

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